5k Handicap November Results

A good turnout for last night’s November handicap 5k despite the cold weather.

A good turnout for last night’s November handicap 5k despite the cold weather. Many thanks to Roger Biggs, Nick Witcombe and Mike Crowley for their assistance with the start and finish, and also to Andy Prior and Martin Dudley for their support to runners around the course.

Winner on the night, in her debut 5k with the club was new member Jane Foster in an excellent time of 31:25, 4:35 ahead of handicap, followed closely by another new member, Vicky Meredith, in an equally impressive 32:25, 3:35 better than handicap. 

Jason Anderson led the men home, in 3rd position overall, smashing his October handicap 5k PB by 1 massive 1:20 to a superb 18:25, with Michelle Reeves 3rd female overall in a new PB time of her own as she took 41 seconds off her previous PB to 22:15, closely followed by another newcomer, Helen McLean in 5th position with a time of 30:39, 2:21 quicker than handicap. 

David Bate was 2nd man home, taking 5 seconds off his PB to 27:58, with newcomer Martin Nicholas 3rd man in 25:15, 1:20 ahead of handicap, and Callum Beasley improving his PB by 23 seconds to 21:05 in 8th position overall.

There were also PBs for Liz Carvell (+0:49 to 30:53), Elizabeth Crowley (+0:44 to 29:59) and new member Hannah West (37:01) in her 1st 5k, and a season best time for Peter Carpenter (+0:43 to 29:57) and year best times for Pete Smith (+0:46) to 21:55 and Sharon Crowley (35:41), while Felicity Evans (+1:23), Sofia Carpenter & Martin Dudley (+1:17) and Paul Holgate (+0:06) all improved on their previous handicap 5k time recorded.

Jason Anderson’s 18:25 was the fastest time of the evening, with Dean Carpenter 2nd quickest in 20:30 and Tim Saban 3rd fastest in 21:00. Michelle Reeves was quickest female (22:15), with Tracy Pez 2nd fastest in 22:33, Lisa Gray 3rd fastest (24:25) and Sofia Carpenter 4th quickest in 26:31.

62% of finishers were within 1 minute of their handicap and the time difference between 3rd-27th positions as only 2:40.

The December handicap 5k will be on Thursday 18th December. Hope to see as many runners as possible taking part.


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